Located on one of London’s most prestigious addresses in Knightsbridge is the site for a new 36 suite luxury townhouse hotel scheduled to open in November 2012, aiming to be the first 6 star hotel for the Capital.
The Wellesley, to be located at 11 Knightsbridge, managed by Arab Investments’ City and Country Hotels and is being developed by Rhimesong at a cost of £36 million refurbishment costs. The property was formerly commercial offices in Arab Investments property portfolio.
The hotel will take on both a contemporary and classic style with interiors managed by the award winning Fox Linton utilising a combination of the buildings 1920’s art deco history and glamour and the striking wide colonnades from which The Cigar Terraces, The Crystal Bar and The Oval restaurant will be centered around. The private heated cigar terraces will feature the UK’s largest bespoke humidor, whilst The Crystal Bar will house The whisky and cognac wall. The bijou and private Oval restaurant will serve high-quality Italian cuisine with approximately 28 covers next to a dedicated jazz bar aimed at showing casing established and up and coming Jazz acts in a private atmosphere – a relief for local Knightsbridge residents who enjoyed the jazz at the original location and have spoken out about their preference to have a glamorous Jazz location and bar re-established.
The hotel bedrooms are to be situated over six floors, with the six floor providing London’s most acclaimed suite due to the uninterrupted views over Hyde park, a private lift and comprising a 4 bedroom suite making it the largest capacity suite in London with all the technological advancements to make it secure for discerning business travellers and high profile individuals who require several rooms.
“ We are delighted to be creating one of the most high quality suite hotels in London, the location of the hotel and size of 36 keys determined that the product is not only elegant and private but the service and restaurant and bar offerings will be second to none, we are very much looking forward to the opening of The Wellesley in November 2012.”